Plaza de las Tres Centurias
City of Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes not only stands out for its love of bullfighting, for its cattle and for the warmth of the people, but also for having been one of the most important states in the history of the railroads; a tradition you can witness at Plaza de las Tres Centurias.
Relive the magical history of the railroads and get a closer look at typical buildings from the period.
Avenida Alameda 301
Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Plaza Tres Centurias
Don’t miss the dancing fountain show, jumping joyously to the rhythm of Mexican music. If you visit with kids, be sure to take a ride on the mini-train
Opened on March 4th, 2003, the name Tres Centurias or Three Centuries comes from three buildings constructed in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Particularly noteworthy are the Californian architecture, the impressive locomotive standing at the entrance, embodying the pride felt in Aguascalientes for the railroad, and the dancing fountains situated in the Station Gardens, where visitors enjoy spending the afternoon.
The fountain show is one of the city’s major attractions. As many as sixty colors can be seen in the jets of water that soar as high as ten meters.
The Monumental Clock is another attraction worthy of mention. It was built in honor of the workers of the Round House, which housed the largest and most important railway workshops in Latin America.
The clock measures 2.30 meters in diameter and is a scale replica of the original 24-hour pocket watch used by the more than two thousand workers in the Round House to check when their working day began and ended